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Enovos Luxembourg S.A. Inaugurates its Second Wind Farm in France

After ten months of construction, Enovos Luxembourg inaugurates a new 10 MW wind farm in Souilly, near Verdun. The Souilly wind farm, which started production in November 2012, consists of five wind turbines with a power capacity of 2 MW each. The site has an estimated annual production of more than 22,000,000 kWh a year, … Continue reading Enovos Luxembourg S.A. Inaugurates its Second Wind Farm in France

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Schneider Electric has provided the electrical Balance of System for 85MW of solar power plants in France

Schneider Electric has the ability of executing many projects in parallel with a complex logistics thanks to optimized plug-and-play solutions that cover the entire electrical balance of system. The Solar Business of Schneider Electric, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain which was recently distinguished as one of the Top 3 … Continue reading Schneider Electric has provided the electrical Balance of System for 85MW of solar power plants in France

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France publishes 1GW offshore wind energy tenders

France has officially moved ahead with a second round of tenders for offshore wind farms, thorough which it seeking 1 gigawatt of new capacity. First announced in September by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and confirmed in January by French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Delphine Batho, terms of the tenders were officially published … Continue reading France publishes 1GW offshore wind energy tenders

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France surpasses 4 GW of installed photovoltaic solar energy in 2012

France’s Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development has released its annual report on wind energy and solar photovoltaics (PV), which finds that the nation added 1.08 GW of new PV capacity in over 34,500 plants in 2012. While this is a 39% decrease compared to 2011 installations, it also increases France’s cumulative capacity by … Continue reading France surpasses 4 GW of installed photovoltaic solar energy in 2012

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 24 MW wind farm in Cantal

Continuing its expansion in the French wind energy segment, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of a 24 MW wind farm at Allanche in the Cantal department. This wind power facility, which features eight 3 MW wind turbines, was developed and built by EDF EN France. The wind farm will be operated and maintained … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 24 MW wind farm in Cantal

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French wind energy market held back by red tape

France’s wind energy targets might be in jeopardy due to legal wrangling over the country’s support scheme for wind energy, the French Wind Energy Association, FEE, warned yesterday. “France was a promising market, but regulatory problems have led to a decline in new wind energy installations,” Nicolas Wolff, FEE President, told journalists attending EWEA’s 2013 … Continue reading French wind energy market held back by red tape

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1.022 GW of photovoltaics was installed in France in 2012

This figure corresponds to a 66.7% increase in solar power output compared to 2011. According to the 2012 French Electricity Report published last week by France’s transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), photovoltaic systems generated 4 TWh last year. In comparison with other types of energy, says the report, solar accounted for 0.79% … Continue reading 1.022 GW of photovoltaics was installed in France in 2012

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Gamesa lands a wind energy contract to service 400 MW of wind turbines for EDP Renewables in Europe

  Gamesa will perform maintenance services for a period of three years – which may be extended for another three years – on 402 Gamesa- built wind turbines, each with capacity of 850 kW, and on 29 Gamesa 2.0 MW turbines. Additionally, it will provide technical assistance for 179 wind turbines, each with capacity of … Continue reading Gamesa lands a wind energy contract to service 400 MW of wind turbines for EDP Renewables in Europe

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Alstom launches construction of its plants in Saint-Nazaire in the presence of French Prime Minister

Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January. The exclusive supplier to the consortium headed by EDF EN within the framework of France’s first call for tenders … Continue reading Alstom launches construction of its plants in Saint-Nazaire in the presence of French Prime Minister

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French favour renewables, but perceive high costs

Nine in ten people in France are in favour of renewable energy, a survey published on Thursday in Le Monde’s annual special publication Le Bilan du monde found, largely because of their clean and non-polluting image. Moreover, 63% of those surveyed said they think that more renewables will be used than traditional fuels in 50 … Continue reading French favour renewables, but perceive high costs

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France to invest €3.5 billion in offshore wind energy

After months of uncertainty, French Ecology Minister Delphine Batho finally announced last week the second phase of a call for tenders for the construction of €3.5 billion worth of offshore wind farms to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity. The announcement followed up on a promise made by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault during a government-hosted … Continue reading France to invest €3.5 billion in offshore wind energy

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François Hollande: invest in renewable energy to avert ‘catastrophe’

The world is headed for an environmental catastrophe if countries do not invest in renewable energy, François Hollande warned. Speaking at a green energy conference in Abu Dhabi, the French president said that people had an obligation to protect the planet for future generations. “If we don’t act, if we don’t do anything, if we … Continue reading François Hollande: invest in renewable energy to avert ‘catastrophe’

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French president urges mobilization of global capital for renewable energy sources

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday warned here in his inauguration speech of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 that the conventional energy resources are “unsupportable” for many countries, urging all states to work together to make the energy change happen. Hollande said at the summit which was held in Abu Dhabi that the … Continue reading French president urges mobilization of global capital for renewable energy sources

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France Launches Call for Tenders for EUR3.5B of Offshore Wind Energy

The French government Tuesday launched a call for tenders for the construction of 3.5 billion euros ($4.57 billion) worth of offshore wind farms to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity, the French Energy Minister Delphine Batho said in a statement. The investment would likely support 10,000 industrial jobs, and is the second offshore wind farm project … Continue reading France Launches Call for Tenders for EUR3.5B of Offshore Wind Energy

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Iberdrola announces sale of 32 wind farms in France to EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG and GE Energy financial services

Iberdrola has reached an agreement with a consortium of EDF Energies Nouvelles (20%), MEAG, asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO (40%), and GE Energy Financial Services (40%), a unit of GE, for the sale of 32 operating onshore wind farms in France totaling 321.4 megawatts. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, among other details … Continue reading Iberdrola announces sale of 32 wind farms in France to EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG and GE Energy financial services

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French wind energy covers record 10 percent of demand

Right at the end of last year, on 29 December, wind power in France covered a record 10% of the country’s electricity demand, the French blog “habitat durable” reported. France’s wind power fleet reached a power production equivalent to 5,982 MW – the same level as six nuclear reactors. During the month of December in … Continue reading French wind energy covers record 10 percent of demand

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EPURON: Strong Growth of French Wind Farm Portfolio

With 60 MW online, 75 MW under construction and 300MW under development, the wind energy portfolio of EPURON France is developing at a high pace. In September 2012, the Chaude Vallee wind farm with six Repower MM92 reached commercial operation. The project was realized on a turnkey basis by Repower SAS. An additional six wind … Continue reading EPURON: Strong Growth of French Wind Farm Portfolio

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International Consortium Acquires 32 Wind Farms in France

A consortium comprising EDF Energies Nouvelles, MEAG, the asset management arm of Munich Re and ERGO, and GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, is buying 32 operating wind farms in France from Iberdrola. The portfolio of onshore wind farms, which are spread throughout France and were commissioned in 2006-2012, have a combined capacity … Continue reading International Consortium Acquires 32 Wind Farms in France

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GE leads deal to buy Iberdrola wind farm in France

Iberdrola is selling its French wind farm business to a consortium led by American industrial giant General Electric for about €400 million (£326.4m) in its drive to cut debt and maintain an investment grade credit rating. The world’s largest operator of wind farms said in October that it would sell some of its operations, slash … Continue reading GE leads deal to buy Iberdrola wind farm in France

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